NetSupport School Portable: The Ultimate Classroom Management Solution
What is NetSupport School Portable and Why You Need It
If you are a teacher who uses technology in your classroom, you know how challenging it can be to manage and monitor your students' devices, support their learning needs, and protect them from online dangers. You also know how time-consuming and costly it can be to install and update software on multiple PCs.
netsupport school portable
That's why you need NetSupport School Portable - a powerful classroom management solution that lets you run the Tutor application from a portable device (such as a USB drive) without installing it on every PC. This way, you can easily move from machine to machine within your network environment and keep your configuration settings.
NetSupport School Portable provides you with dedicated features to leverage the full value of technology-led teaching and learning using best practice. You can manage your classroom devices with ease; instruct your students with engaging tools; monitor their progress and behavior; assess their understanding and performance; and secure their online safety.
In this article, we will show you how to run the NetSupport School Tutor from a portable device; how to use its various features to manage, instruct, monitor, assess, and secure your classroom; and how to get started with a free trial of the software.
How to Run the NetSupport School Tutor from a Portable Device
Using NetSupport School version 8.02 and above, it is easy to run the Tutor from a portable device. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Install NetSupport School on your PC (or any PC that has access to your network), ensuring you select the Tutor option.
Once installed, navigate to the Portable Tutor folder in the NetSupport School installation folder:
32bit C:\Program Files\NetSupport\NetSupport School\Portable Tutor
64bit C:\Program Files (x86)\NetSupport\NetSupport School\Portable Tutor
Copy this folder to your portable device (such as a USB drive).
Create a shortcut to the Tutor (pcinssui.exe) on your portable device.
Add the /R parameter to the shortcut target, for example: E:\Portable Tutor\pcinssui.exe /R. This will ensure that the Tutor will run from the portable device and not from the PC.
Double-click the shortcut to launch the Tutor from your portable device.
Configure the Tutor settings as required, such as the connectivity mode, the student discovery method, the classroom layout, and the security options. You can also import and export your settings to and from your portable device.
Connect to your students' devices and start using NetSupport School Portable to manage and monitor your classroom.
Note: To run the Tutor from a portable device, you need to have the NetSupport School Student component installed on your students' devices. You can install it manually, remotely, or via a third-party deployment tool. You also need to have administrator rights on the PC where you want to run the Tutor from.
How to Manage and Monitor Your Classroom with NetSupport School Portable
Manage with NetSupport School
NetSupport School Portable gives you complete control over your classroom devices, allowing you to perform various management tasks with ease. You can:
Power on or off all or selected devices remotely.
Blank all or selected screens to gain attention or prevent distractions.
Lock all or selected keyboards and mice to prevent unauthorized use.
Request assistance from another teacher or technician if you need help.
Reset students' passwords if they forget them or lock themselves out.
Gather feedback from students using emoticons, text messages, or audio chat.
Instruct with NetSupport School
NetSupport School Portable helps you enhance your teaching and learning experience with various instruction tools. You can:
Show your screen to all or selected students to demonstrate a lesson or activity.
Show a student's screen to all or selected students to showcase their work or provide peer feedback.
Annotate your screen or a student's screen with drawing tools, text, shapes, and images to highlight key points or add notes.
Monitor students' audio activity and listen to their microphone input or output.
Chat with all or selected students using text messages or audio chat.
Send a message to all or selected students to communicate important information or instructions.
Create and deliver quizzes and surveys to assess students' knowledge and understanding.
Monitor with NetSupport School
NetSupport School Portable enables you to keep an eye on your students' progress and behavior with various monitoring tools. You can:
View all or selected students' screens in real time, either in full screen or scalable window mode.
View thumbnails of all students' screens in a single view, with color-coded icons indicating their current activity.
Control which applications students can run on their devices, either by allowing or blocking specific applications.
Control which websites students can access on their devices, either by allowing or blocking specific URLs or categories.
Monitor students' keyboard activity and capture any keystrokes typed on their devices.
Create a student register with their details, such as name, photo, attendance, and custom fields.
Show a student information bar on their devices, displaying their name, device name, current application, current website, and more.
Assess with NetSupport School
NetSupport School Portable helps you evaluate your students' performance and provide feedback with various assessment tools. You can:
Create and deliver tests using the test designer tool, with various question types, scoring options, and feedback options.
Create and deliver questions using the question designer tool, with instant results and feedback options.
Nominate a group leader for each group of students, who can act as a tutor for their peers and share their screen with them.
Enable peer assessment for students to rate each other's work using a star rating system and comments.
Award rewards to students for good work or behavior using a customizable rewards system.
Create a digital journal for each student, containing a record of their work, test results, quiz results, survey results, notes, screenshots, and more.
Secure with NetSupport School
NetSupport School Portable helps you protect your students from online risks and ensure compliance with various security tools. You can:
Manage students ' printing activity and limit the number of pages they can print.
Manage students' devices and prevent them from using removable storage devices, CD/DVD drives, or mobile devices.
Disable students' webcams to prevent unauthorized or inappropriate use.
Enable safe search mode for students' web browsers to filter out inappropriate content from search results.
Monitor students' online activity and alert you if they use any keywords that indicate cyberbullying, self-harm, radicalization, or other issues.
How to Get Started with NetSupport School Portable
As you can see, NetSupport School Portable is a powerful and versatile solution that can help you manage and monitor your technology-led classroom with ease and efficiency. It can save you time and money by allowing you to run the Tutor from a portable device without installing it on every PC. It can also enhance your teaching and learning experience by providing you with various features to instruct, monitor, assess, and secure your students.
If you want to try NetSupport School Portable for yourself, you can download a free 30-day trial of the software from their official website. You can also contact their support team if you have any questions or need any assistance.
We hope you found this article helpful and informative. If you did, please share it with your colleagues and friends who might also benefit from using NetSupport School Portable in their classrooms. Thank you for reading!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the system requirements for NetSupport School Portable?
The system requirements for NetSupport School Portable are the same as for NetSupport School. You can find them on their website. The only difference is that you need a portable device (such as a USB drive) with enough space to copy the Portable Tutor folder (about 100 MB).
Can I use NetSupport School Portable on any PC?
You can use NetSupport School Portable on any PC that has access to your network environment and that meets the system requirements. However, you need to have administrator rights on the PC where you want to run the Tutor from. You also need to have the Student component installed on your students' devices.
Can I use NetSupport School Portable with other versions of NetSupport School?
You can use NetSupport School Portable with any version of NetSupport School from 8.02 and above. However, it is recommended that you use the same version of the Tutor and the Student components for optimal compatibility and performance.
How can I update NetSupport School Portable?
To update NetSupport School Portable, you need to update the Tutor component on your PC (or any PC that has access to your network) and then copy the updated Portable Tutor folder to your portable device. You also need to update the Student component on your students' devices.
How can I get more information or support for NetSupport School Portable?
If you need more information or support for NetSupport School Portable, you can visit their website, where you can find product documentation, video tutorials, FAQs, case studies, testimonials, and more. You can also contact their support team via phone, email, or chat. dcd2dc6462